MaritimeQuest - USS Oklahoma BB-37 Page 2

MaritimeQuest - USS Oklahoma BB-37 Page 2

The Wisconsin and the Oklahoma.. Notice how much larger the Wisconsin is.

The Wisconsin and the Oklahoma.. Notice how much larger the Wisconsin is.

Admiral Graf Spee. 15 November 1939: Australian, British and French warships began patrolling the Indian Ocean when the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee sank the tanker Africa Shell south of Madagascar.

Admiral Graf Spee. 15 November 1939: Australian, British and French warships began patrolling the Indian Ocean when the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee sank the tanker Africa Shell south of Madagascar.

King George-V class Battleship: HMS Howe! 8.15

King George-V class Battleship: HMS Howe! 8.15

Nagato (長門?), named for Nagato Province, was a dreadnought battleship built for the IJN during the 1910s, and was the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was attacked in July 1945 as part of the American campaign to destroy the IJN's last remaining capital ships, but was only slightly damaged. In mid-1946, the ship was a target for nuclear weapon tests during Operation Crossroads. She was sunk by the second test.

Nagato (長門?), named for Nagato Province, was a dreadnought battleship built for the IJN during the 1910s, and was the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was attacked in July 1945 as part of the American campaign to destroy the IJN's last remaining capital ships, but was only slightly damaged. In mid-1946, the ship was a target for nuclear weapon tests during Operation Crossroads. She was sunk by the second test.

USS Oklahoma in 1939

USS Oklahoma in 1939

USS Essex hit amidships by a kamikaze, November 25, 1944

USS Essex hit amidships by a kamikaze, November 25, 1944

USS Nevada (BB-36) burning in the background after the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor (December 7, 1941)

USS Nevada (BB-36) burning in the background after the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor (December 7, 1941)

Bis1940_2

Bis1940_2

USS MISSOURI at Pearl Harbor. USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the US state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

USS MISSOURI at Pearl Harbor. USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the US state of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.

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